Ibo Simon – Lide Fou (Guadeloupe, 1970s, La Voix du Globe)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Lide Fou“, an excellent Cadence track, not so well known, played by the Guadeloupean musician Ibo Simon, accompanied live with the Martinican legend Henri Guedon and his orchestra – Enjoy !

Ibo Simon – Lide Fou

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/MwiY9Fv1bpU

Best regards,

Armand

Ticorn – Papa Damballah (Haïti, 1979, Tortuga Records)

Ticorn (Creole for “Petite Cornelia” – Cornelia Schütt) was born 1953 to a German family, rooted in Haiti for several generations in the trading and shipping business. At the age of 12 she started playing the guitar and singing the songs that surrounded her. She spent her childhood in Cap Haitian, then was sent to Germany for further education. She has lived most of her life between the Caribbean and Europe and continues to travel to many countries.

For today, I wanted to share with you for today “Papa Damballah“, a splendid folk song sung in creole language – Enjoy !

Ticorn – Papa Damballah

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/CMAI4DSoPdk

Have a nice sunday,

Armand

José Versol – Ti Chimen Yan (Martinique, 1985, JVN 001)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ti Chimen Yan“, a jazzy biguine folk song from Martinique (French West Indies) from the singer José Versol with beautiful flute parts – Enjoy !!

José Versol – Ti Chimen Yan

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/walL_R9G0VQ

Armand

Victorien Smith et Les Pyromanes – Quelle Tentation ! (Guadeloupe, 1970s, A3 Productions)

Victorien Smith et Les Pyromanes” was a band from Guadeloupe (French West Indies) composed by :

Smith Victorien : Vocals, Guitar, Production
Avenant Metry : Synths
Daniel Alger : Vocals, Guiro
Bod Guibert : Vocals, Triangle
Maurice Latouchant : Vocals, Campana
Daniel Nemorin : Guitar
Joyau Moy : Lead bass
Guy Nemorin : Vocals, Tambourine
Pivert Rodolphe : Drums, Percussion, Choir
Merkiled Willy : Guitar
Christian Picot : Organ
Letchoumayen Pierre : Congas

Quelle Tentation !” is a very nice Antillean Guaguanco Latin Jazz track with awesome Fender Rhodes organ parts – Enjoy !!

Victorien Smith et les Pyromanes – Quelle Tentation !

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Cf7_r-CcuEc

Have a nice day,

Armand

Mantra – Baile Mi Hermano (Martinique, 1970s, Hit Parade)

Mantra was a quite obscure band from the city of Fort-de-France (Martinique, in the French West Indies) that released only one album in the late 70s.

The band was composed by :

Julian Martin (Piano, organ, guitar)
Anison Rabess (Bass, vocals)
David Laville (2nd guitar)
Algernon Rabess (Guitar, vocals)
Alex Larocque (Drums, vocals)
Janet Azzouz (Vocals)
Archie James (Trumpet)
Leon Knibbs (Percussion)

I wanted to make you rediscover today “Baile Mi Hermano“, an incredible and irresistible West Indian Guaguanco track, one of my favorite of the genre – Enjoy !!!

Mantra – Baile Mi Hermano

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/N_FynG0WjEY

Best regards,

Armand

Liber et Andoche Gentile – Amour d’Un Negre (Guadeloupe, 1961, Disques Debs)

Firmin “Andoche” Gentille and Jean “Liber” Gentille were two brothers and musicians native of Guadeloupe, French West Indies.

They played in several bands in the 50s and the 60s, but released only one 4-tracks single together in the early 60s.

The song presented here, “Amour d’un Negre“, is a beautiful melancholic bolero with jazz influences that I wanted to make you rediscover – Enjoy !!

Liber et Andoche Gentile – Amour d’un Negre

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/BiCPGDmNg-E

Best regards,

Armand

Daniel Forestal & Thibault Freydy Doressamy – Ace Mal Pale Moin (Guadeloupe, 1970s, Ssamy FT)

Super obscure Gwo Ka Jazzy Biguine track from this combo from Guadeloupe island (French West Indies), hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !!

Daniel Forestal & Thibault Freydy Doressamy – Ace Mal Pale Moin

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/l03_cNqXb6Q

See you soon,

Armand

Jeancky – Protestation (Armand de Preseau Extended Edit) (Haiti, 1977, Troubadour Musical Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you one of my favourite Haitian songs (French West Indies) and taken from the second album from the singer and guitarist Jeancky.

This song, “Protestation“, is a deep protest folk song sung in French and Creole, full of poetry, with awesome Guitar, Violins, Congas and Vibraphone parts. I decided to share with you an extended edit I did of the track, mixing vocal and instrumental parts, because this song was way too beautiful to be presented in a short way – Enjoy !

Jeancky – Protestation (Armand de Preseau Extended Edit)

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/6LS-6VRlrMM

Or on my Soundcloud page here : https://soundcloud.com/armand_de_preseau/protestation-armand-de-preseau-extended-instrumental-edit

Have a nice week end,

Armand

Max et Henri – Lespwa Ka Fe Viv (Guadeloupe, 1982, Disques Debs International)

Late track composed by the two legends from the french West Indies Max Severin and Henri Debs, “Lespwa Ka Fe Viv” is a splendid spiritual Gwo Ka Jazz track with funky bass and flute parts that I wanted to make you discover today – Enjoy !!

Max et Henri – Lespwa Ka Fe Viv

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/fp5GxTLa7nE

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Aubert Osiris presente Kan’nik – Rohe ! Ban Mwen Nouvel (Martinique, 1980s, Kan’Nik)

Super obscure single recorded by the Martinican musician Aubert Osiris and is band “Kan’Nik” in the late 80s that contains the crossover Funky Disco Zouk track “Rohe ! Ban Mwen Nouvel” that I decided to make you rediscover today – Enjoy !

Aubert Osiris presente Kan’Nik – Rohe ! Ban Mwen Nouvel

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/r7zwfjbAufU

Best regards,

Armand